Jovian Disease?

Interesting article with a possible real world explanation for the Jove Disease.

Well, the Jovians were all coming from the same genetic stock, and for a long time that worked fine, so I doubt it was something like this, but rather just that DNA doesn’t last forever and eventually degradation set in that screwed them over. All of them made after a certain point already had the defect and it was only a matter of time until it manifested.

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Not really, The root is probably in the Second Jovian Empire, It didn’t really come out until the 3rd. They had a history of refining their bloodlines. Probably with similar technology to CRISPR.

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Similar in concept but more capable more likely, remember EVE is set sufficiently far into the future for humanity in the cluster to have gone back to square 1 and reached interstellar civilization levels again. The Jove had it easier so they had a lot of time to work on their gene editing tech. I find it unlikely that something they executed flawlessly for millenia all of a sudden had the precision of a fly swatter and caused unintended modifications to areas they weren’t trying to modify.

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Depending on how you read it the Jovians that survived the Second Empire cam out of the Shrouded Days and it was only then that it became a real issue. It seems to have been related to other conditions in the past. It infers that they re-cloned at that point. So it could have been a flaw in their genome base or something.

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